A celebration of Corrine’s life will be announced at a later date.
In memory of
Corrine Francis Kinniburgh
August 31, 1931 - April 01, 2019 - Age 87

Corrine Francis Kinniburgh, beloved wife of the late Jerry Kinniburgh, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2019 in Medicine Hat, Alberta at the age of 87 years. Corrine is survived by two daughters Laurie Kinniburgh of Richmond, BC and Patty (Kevin) Henderson of Medicine Hat; five grandchildren Donna and Neil Gibbings, Jennifer, Jodi and Dylan Henderson; sister-in-law Bettejean (Bruce) Fisher and numerous nieces and nephews. Corrine was born August 31, 1931 in Viking, Alberta to Margaret and Peter Lindquist. They relocated to Fincastle and then to Taber where Corrine resided until 2017 when she moved to Medicine Hat to be near family. Corrine loved music and it became the focal point of her life very early on. She learned to play the piano at a young age. She joined her father and a group of great musicians and played for dances around the community to earn money for her piano lessons, and took the bus to Lethbridge once a week to continue her training. She attended the Banff School of Fine Arts and completed her ARCT. She married Jerry Kinniburgh on October 20, 1951 and had two daughters Laurie and Patty. She began teaching piano lessons shortly after her marriage and continued to teach full time until her retirement. While teaching full time, Corrine helped Jerry maintain the farm south of Purple Springs taking on many jobs, and keeping an organized home and business. She was also a member of the Taber Music Teachers Association and held office in Eastern Star for many years. Corrine was an extremely talented pianist and also learned to play the alto sax in the Community Band. After Corrine retired, she took up golf and curling and loved spending time with her friends on and off the course. Corrine touched the lives of many throughout southern Alberta through her music and zest for life and was a revered and respected musician in the community. A celebration of Corrine’s life will be announced at a later date. Those who wish to remember Corrine with a donation may direct it to either the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation at www.mda.org or the Juvenile Diabetes Association at www.jdrf.ca. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Corrine Kinniburgh and leave a message of condolence.

Message from John and Olwen Willms April 05, 2019

We wish to express our sincere condolences to Laurie and Patty and their families on the passing of their mother. We have many fond memories of Corrine as she taught many of our children music lessons and more recently, as a resident of Signature Pointe in Taber. We know you will all miss her very much. John and Olwen Willms

John and Olwen Willms
Message from Joanne Penner Herron April 06, 2019

Dear Laurie, Patty and families,
It was with sadness I read about Corrine's passing. My children were among the many young piano students whom she taught and mentored over many years. It was a joy to know her and be with her. Her infectious laughter and good humour seemed ever present.
May her absence be buffered by your sweet memories of her. Sending sympathies and condolences.

Joanne Penner Herron
Message from Sheryl Dyck and Corey Pauls April 07, 2019

My father, Corey Pauls and I, would like to express our sincere sympathy to Laurie, Patty and their families at this time of loss and grief. I remember fondly the many piano and theory lessons your dear mom taught me. She was there at the start of my musical journey which has since provided opportunity to literally travel the world. I am so very grateful for her influence in my life. Sheryl Pauls Dyck

Sheryl Dyck and Corey Pauls
Message from Deye and Len Dirk April 07, 2019

Patty and family, so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of our get togethers with both your parents; them playing several instrument, us dancing and laughing, always a great time. I know she will truly be missed

Deye and Len Dirk
Message from Daisy (Eleanor) Kinnibugh April 09, 2019

Dear Laurie ,Pattie and Families
It is so hard to feel sadness involving anything about your Mom (and Dad).
Her fantastic daily outlook washed way the clouds.
Fred would complain about his lessons- go home - listen to a song and play it.
She deserved a medal for putting up with me trying to 'play' her piano. I didn't want to learn how to play - but I passed those exams.
Your mom put up with Halloween visits from who knows who.
Memories are so valuable, share with your family and friends - keep your parents alive forever.
Deepest Sympathy,
Daisy Kinnibugh

Daisy (Eleanor) Kinnibugh
Message from Dorothy and Don Pickett April 09, 2019

We were deeply saddened to learn of Corrine's passing and extend our sincere sympathies to her family. For many years, we enjoyed a close friendship and many good times together. She will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Dorothy and Don Pickett
Message from Peggy Kenyon (Taniguchi) April 09, 2019

Laurie, patti and families.
It’s never easy to go through the loss of a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.

Peggy Kenyon (Taniguchi)
Message from Latrisha Williams April 09, 2019

So sorry to hear about Aunt Corrine's passing. Sending love and hugs to all who knew and loved her.

Latrisha Williams
Message from Sheila Miller April 10, 2019

Sending my sincere condolences to you Laurie and Patty and your families. I was saddened to hear the news of Corrine's passing but pleased that I had enjoyed a visit with her in the Hat last fall. She will be remembered by so many of the piano students she taught over the years, including me. I appreciate that she also guided and mentored me to teach piano as well. I will think of her often when I continue to play. With sincere sympathy. Sheila Miller

Sheila Miller
Message from Florence Laser April 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Corrine was one of my favourite customers when I worked for White’s Plumbing. She always brightened my day.

Florence Laser
Message from Judy Penner April 19, 2019

I was saddened to learn of your Moms passing. She was a great lady and we spent many times together especially enjoying playing piano and singing along. I think of her often with very fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you Patti and your family.

Judy Penner